Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Derry Open, hosted by Foyle Fencing: Men’s Épée: Jonathan Burnside (Foyle FC / Ulster University) Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Men’s Foil: Alastair Houldsworth (Belfast FC) Women’s Foil: Olivia Keys (Cocks Moor) Men’s Sabre: David Downey (Foyle FC) Women’s Sabre: Beth Taylor (Lisburn Gladiators) Full results, including… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: November 2016
Our two Irish Open finalists were in the German city of Esslingen for the EFC under-23 foil event on Saturday. Stephen Brown (QUB) defeated Fischer GER, Aubock AUT, Fabinger GER and Machetanz GER in the pool, seeding 33rd. He knocked out Jansen GER 15-11 and Olbrich GER 15-6, before losing to Mosbach GER in the… Read more »
Fencing Ireland is hosting online entry for the DCU’s 2016 Winter Blade. See the event page for full details including current entries, or go directly to the entry form to register at the exclusive online rate of €15.
The 2016 Irish Open saw six new champions claim the title for the very first time. As ever, you can view full results on our dedicated Irish Open results page. Women’s Épée – Lucy Johnson (DUFC) Men’s Foil – Phillip Cripwell (DUFC) Women’s Foil – Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) Men’s Sabre – Raul Perez Garotte… Read more »
The 10th Dublin Men’s Épée satellite saw 21 nations represented by 64 entrants. Podium results 1st Harry Peck GBR 2nd Alin Sbarcia ROU 3rd Liviu Dragomir ROU 3rd Phillippe Oberson SUI Best Junior: Kenneth Knudsen DEN (11th) Best Veteran: Yves Carnec FRA (24th) British #8 Harry Peck (Imperial College / Brixton FC) defeated Romanian #2… Read more »
In a huge competition weekend, eight Irish fencers competed at the Welsh Open in Cardiff. Foil (of 102) 2nd David Alexander (Nottingham Cavaliers) Undefeated in the pool, David Alexander seeded 2nd for the DE and knocked out Cheng (Oxford University) 15-11, Wild (Cardiff University) 15-10 and Billing (Truro FC) 15-10. Alexander scored a convincing semi-final win… Read more »
Today Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) fenced at the Alföldy Foil in Budapest, which is accredited on the EFC U-23 circuit. Duxbury made a clean sweep in the pool, defeating Kreiss HUN, Budavari HUN, Valero-Collantes SWE, Matraszek CZE, Diczhazi HUN and Vacarasu ROU. A 4th-place seeding earned a bye into the L32, where she knocked out… Read more »
England Fencing hosted the 2016 Five Nations at Manchester Fencing Centre, Oldham on Saturday 5 November. The best result of the weekend came from our Women’s Épée team, who missed out on gold following a last-ditch foot-hit in priority. Final standings 1st England (21 victories) 2nd Scotland (13 victories) 3rd Wales (10 victories) 4th Northern Ireland (9 victories) 5th Ireland (6 victories)… Read more »
Congratulations to the winners of the Schull Novice Cup this weekend, with particular congratulations to Sam Mitchell who topped both events. Men’s Foil: Sam Mitchell (DUFC) Women’s Foil: Ellen Nugent (UCD) Men’s Épée: Sam Mitchell (DUFC) Women’s Épée: Isabelle Clarke (Munster Blades) Full standings are available here: Schull Novice Cup 2016 results.
Épéeist Rachel Conner (Laszlo’s) placed second of 47 fencers at Saturday’s Leeds Open. Seeding fourth after the pools with V5D1, Rachel knocked out Maisie McCormack (OPS) 15-9, Hannah Walsh (Army) 15-7, and Jacqueline Skelton (Woodhouse Eaves FC) 15-9 for a place on the podium. Conner took out top seed Shannon Sweeney (Leeds University) 15-12 in… Read more »
The six-event NI Junior Foil Series got off to a promising start at Grosvenor Grammar School this weekend, with a record entry of 67 young foilists. Congratulations to all of this weekend’s champions: U16 Men: Robbie Cockburn (Grosvenor FC) U16 Women: Sarah Shaw (Hunterhouse College) U14 Men: Claudio Sosa Smatrala (Pembroke FC) U14 Women: Dasha… Read more »
There were three Irish fencers in attendance at the 4th Leon Paul Foil Open in London. Men’s Foil Gerard Lavin (Salle Boston) fenced a V3D3 pool, receiving a bye into the L64 where he was knocked out 15-13 by clubmate Sean Jamshidi. He placed 40th of 73. Patrick Dempsey (Saxon) was overturned as 64th seed… Read more »
Despite a victory over Kim KOR and a close match against Van Der Heiden NED, Victoria Duxbury has gone out after the pools at the St-Maur World Cup. Hard luck to Victoria, who has placed 135th of 149.
Our condolences to the family of the late Kevin Kelleher who passed away last week at age 95. Kevin was a good friend of Irish fencing; as former headmaster of St Conleth’s College he supported our sport in the school for many years. Kevin was extremely active up to his death, having been a former… Read more »